Posted October 20, 2014 by Flipgeeks Contributors in Movies/TV

TV REVIEW: How to Get Away With Murder – is a Compelling, Mystery-filled Thrill Ride.

“How to Get Away With Murder” is a compelling, mystery-filled thrill ride.

Submitted by Mikael Angelo Francisco

“I don’t know what terrible things you’ve done in your life up to this point, but clearly your karma’s out of balance to get assigned my class. I’m Professor Annalise Keating and this is Criminal Law 100, or as I prefer to call it…

“…How to Get Away with Murder.”

Viola Davis takes the spotlight as the no-nonsense Criminal Law professor and defense lawyer Annalise Keating in “How to Get Away With Murder,” an American serial legal drama series produced by ABC Studios, created and executive-produced by Pete Nowalk (“Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy”), and co-produced by Shonda Rhimes (“Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy”), Betsy Beers (“Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy”) and Bill D’Elia (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “The West Wing”).


Professor Keating’s teaching methods are frighteningly brutal yet undeniably effective – aside from referring to the course she teaches as “How To Get Away With Murder” instead of Criminal Law 100, she also selects four students every year to work with her at her legal firm, taking them to hearings and putting their minds to work in gathering evidence and building a strong defense for their clients.

This year, however, five made the cut. As the official series description reads:

“The students vying for this coveted position include Wes Gibbins (Alfred Enoch), a wide-eyed, likable boy-next-door recently accepted off the waitlist; Michaela Pratt (Aja Naomi King), a confident, ambitious overachiever born knowing how to “lean in;” Connor Walsh (Jack Falahee), a sly, sophisticated heartbreaker used to getting any prize he lays his eyes on; Laurel Castillo (Karla Souza), a quiet, sensitive idealist who’s easy to underestimate and Asher Millstone (Matt McGorry), an entitled know-it-all born into a world of Ivy League educations and country club memberships. The students all work under two of Annalise’s dedicated associates: Frank Delfino (Charlie Weber), a local Philly boy done good, and Bonnie Winterbottom (Liza Weil), a sweet, observant team-player with a hidden edge.”

After seeing the first two episodes, I was absolutely hooked. Without spoiling anything, the series makes effective use of flashback sequences, as well as past and future events depicted nearly simultaneously to create a sense of symmetry and an added air of mystery.

The roles are well-cast and the actors do a great job of fleshing out their characters, with Davis in particular putting in a stunning performance as Annalise Keating. (Harry Potter fans will also recognize Alfred Enoch as Dean Thomas in the HP films.)

Tune in to the Sony Channel and see for yourself why “How to Get Away With Murder” has been positively received and reviewed by critics and is generating a ton of buzz on social media.

This is one legal drama you’d certainly want to follow. It’s all one big, compelling, and terrifying story – and trust me, you’ll want to see how – and why – everything happens, every step of the way.

“How to Get Away With Murder” stars Viola Davis as Professor Annalise Keating, J.D., Billy Brown as Detective Nate Lahey, Alfred Enoch as Wes Gibbins, Jack Falahee as Connor Walsh, Katie Findlay as Rebecca Sutter, Aja Naomi King as Michaela Pratt, Matt McGorry as Asher Millstone, Karla Souza as Laurel Castillo, , Charlie Weber as Frank Delfino, and Liza Weil as Bonnie Winterbottom.

“How to Get Away With Murder” premiered in the Philippines on October 15, 2014, exclusively on the Sony Channel.


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